Bucs miss out on their chance to land stud DE Michael Bennett
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By Bonnie Mott

Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy along with a handful of other players were hoping that stud defensive end Michael Bennett would be returning to Tampa Bay for another stint with the Buccaneers. But unfortunately that won’t be happening since the Seahawks are trading Bennett and a seventh-round pick to the Eagles for a fifth-round pick and wide receiver Marcus Johnson.

According to ESPN, the Bucs, Falcons, Patriots and Browns were all in the mix to acquire Bennett. However, the Buccaneers have unfortunately missed out on the opportunity as Bennett will be packing his bags and heading to Philadelphia.

Bennett finished the 2017 season with 8.5 sacks which is incredibly impressive considering the Bucs lack of production in sacks this year, proving why he would have been a great attribute to the franchise no doubt. Bennett spent the 2009-2012 seasons with the Buccaneers and has emerged as one of the most dominant pass rushers in the league which is why Gerald McCoy also thought the veteran stud would have been the perfect piece to help anchor Tampa Bay’s defense, Therefore, McCoy rallied incredibly hard for the team to land him at the Pro Bowl and throughout the past few weeks. But it appears Bennett will now join the Eagles and the Bucs will need to  continue their search for a dominant weapon that can aid the team’s non-existent pass-rush and severe lack of...

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